inborn

[in-bawrn]
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Origin of inborn

before 1000; Middle English; Old English inboren native, indigenous; see in-1, born

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Antonyms for inborn

acquired, learned.
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Contemporary Examples of inborn

  • In fact, all tests are achievement tests—they reveal not inborn ability but the skills a person has acquired up to that point.

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    The Myth of Innate Genius

    David Shenk

    May 13, 2011

  • All tests are achievement tests—they reveal not inborn ability but the skills a person has acquired up to that point.

    The Daily Beast logo
    The Myth of Innate Genius

    David Shenk

    May 13, 2011

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British Dictionary definitions for inborn

inborn

adjective
  1. existing from birth; congenital; innate
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Word Origin and History for inborn
adj.

Old English inboren "native to a place," from in "within" + boren "brought forth" (see born). Of qualities in a person, 1510s.

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inborn in Medicine

inborn

[ĭnbôrn′]
adj.
  1. Possessed by an organism at birth.
  2. Inherited or hereditary.
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